Socket Mobile’s 25th Anniversary

December 2, 2017 by Socket Mobile | BLOG


Being a part of technological advancements can be a scary endeavor. If your company is not considered cutting edge, you risk becoming obsolete. Devices are continually getting more versatile, smaller, faster, smarter. From large plugin barcode scanners, to pocket computers, to today’s durable, colorful and attachable line of barcode scanners, Socket Mobile continues to push itself forward with the demands of businesses and consumers.

Socket Mobile started as a company that developed plugin peripherals for early mobile devices.  Our first products were serial and Ethernet cards to connect mobile devices to other mobile devices and to networks.  By the mid 90’s we developed devices that sent emails wirelessly to mobile devices. We later introduced Bluetooth and plugin barcode scanners that paved the way to a more specific form of data capture technology.

Being innovative isn’t just about setting the standard for your industry; it’s about foreseeing the consumers’ future needs before they do. We strive to meet those needs with improved technology, developing tools that enhance the methods and experiences of end users.


Yesterday’s large, grey, plugin barcode scanners have morphed into today’s handheld scanners with Bluetooth® wireless technology. We offer the Series 7 with colorful options, the durable DuraScan models and even attachable barcode scanners with the 800 Series to meet versatile demands.

We hope the coming years will be filled with even more innovative ideas to benefit the tech industry, as well as industries using data capture technology. Even though so much has been accomplished, we still have a long to-do list of projects that we cannot wait to share with the world. Keeping the momentum is what keeps our company thriving.

So, join us in celebrating this year. This is a momentous occasion, and we want everyone to share in our joy.

Thank you, to our customers and developers who have joined us on our 25-year ride. Let’s keep the momentum going for another 25 years and more!

Try it free.

Test out our data reading and scanning technology for free with SocketCam. The SocketCam C820 lets you scan directly into your feature application using the camera on your mobile device, ensuring high-performance scanning without the need for an external barcode scanner.